Co-captain’s column: Lindsay Keable reflects on getting back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 09:40 21 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:50 21 March 2017

Hertfordshire Mavericks co-captain Lindsay Keable

Hertfordshire Mavericks co-captain Lindsay Keable

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Here Herts Mavericks co-captain Lindsay Keable looks back on Saturday’s Netball Superleague victory in her exclusive Welwyn Hatfield Times column.

Here Herts Mavericks co-captain Lindsay Keable looks back on Saturday’s Netball Superleague victory in her exclusive WHT column.

After a run of losses we find ourselves in a strong position this week coming off of a home win against Celtic Dragons.

It was a highly contested and well-fought match with both sides pushing for a crucial win.

Even though we started well with a 5-0 lead in the first two minutes, Dragons came after us and retaliated with an unanswered seven-goal run.

We managed to compose ourselves and fight back to 11-11 at quarter time.

The game was exciting for the full 60 minutes and there were a lot of impressive skills on show.

As a team we showed resilience by keeping our lead throughout the match.

With both teams taking vital turnovers to goal, it was about who could keep their cool until the final whistle.

Player of the match Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, in only her second Superleague performance, showed off her impressive shooting accuracy with a 93 percent success rate.

Dragons are one of the previous teams I played for before coming to Mavericks.

I find it always brings another dimension to the game when you are up against people who know how you play.

We research and watch our opposition, but your performance is definitely altered when the opposition have played alongside you.

Playing against an old team or teammate is never easy, but it is something that is being seen much more of recently in the Vitality Superleague.

As the league has moved from eight to 10 and other circumstances such as location, university choices and coaches being a massive factor to moving teams, it is becoming increasingly common to play for more then one team in your playing career.

Many players playing across the current 10 teams have played for at least two teams or more in their careers.

Even I have played for three different franchises in the past 10 years, with Mavericks being my longest runner and firm favourite of course!

I am looking forward to this Saturday’s game against Loughborough, it’s always a great match up. The game is another sold-out home match and we look forward to seeing and hearing all of our supporters.

Lindsay Keable

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